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Super Bowl XXXVIII, Nipplegate, February 1, 2004

An important element of television history is its measure of the pulse of American culture. Never was this more true than February 1, 2004. If nothing else, Super Bowl XXXVIII defines America ensconced in a controversial war when… America turned her full attention to . . . nipples. It is almost too ridiculous to write […]

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1984 Apple Computer Ad, January 22, 1984

There was little warning. The unhappy board members at Apple were insistent that the whole thing be killed without airing, thinking it best to forget the $800,000 spent producing the one minute commercial. Directed by Ridley Scott, the young director had just wrapped his futuristic epic Blade Runner and was teamed with advertising group Chiat/Day. […]

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